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How to use 要是

Today we will learn how to use 要是 in a sentence indicating an assumption.

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The conjunction 要是 means “if, in case”, usually used in the structure 要是……的话, 就…,in which 要是 introduces a sentence indicating an assumption, and 就 introduces a sentence indicating the action or result consequent upon the assumed situation. For example:





每个人都希望自己健康,那么什么才是健康呢? 过去,人们认为健康就是指身体不生病。但是,现在人们认识到,健康还指精神上的健康。只有身体和精神都健康,才算是真正的健康。有一位教授用数字来说明健康有多么重要: 要是健康是1,其他都是1后面的0; 如果没有1,不管有多少0也没用。所以我们平时一定要注意锻炼,别等健康出问题了才后悔。




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HSK Standard Course Level 4: 4.2

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